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May 16, 2015

Every Now And Then A Blind Squirrel Finds A Nut [OregonMuse]

I have two examples.

Here is Bill Maher schooling willfully ignorant tool Charlie Rose on the utter foolishness of trying to make Christianity and Islam morally equivalent. Watching Rose squirm and go into denial as Maher hits him with one obvious truth after another is pathetic -- albeit very entertaining.

I especially liked this part:

Rose: "Would you come to the table and have a debate about this with a moderate Muslim?"

Maher: "Find one."

Of course, we all know the motive underlying Maher's statements is a manifest hatred of all religions, Christianity in particular, but still, it's difficult to find fault with anything he's saying.

One of you morons, I forget who, commented in a thread earlier this week about meeting and speaking with Mr. Rose several times, and he is, in fact, quite liberal. And I'm sure we're all surprised as all heck by that.

Next up, a ridgling from MSNBC's stable of howlingly partisan hacks, Chris Hayes, somehow manages to get it right on the whole Pam Geller/free speech thing. Which puts him one up on Laura Ingraham. Not to mention pompous windbag Bill O'Reilly.

Sometimes a weak hitter can dribble a slow one toward the left, out of the pitcher's reach, and beat the throw from third for an infield single. This is the equivalent of what Hayes did here. But a hit is still a hit.

His summation is worth quoting:

If we were going to do a segment that was about someone that was advertising on the network, and I was kind of on the fence about it or actually didn't even like the segment, right? I thought it was a little unfair maybe. But then someone came to us and said 'you can't do that segment because of an advertiser', I'd be like, well now we have to do the segment. Because it has to be the case that we can do that segment.

The reason I like the way Hayes framed the controversy is because it reminds me of this famous Martin Luther quote:

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Word of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle front besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.

Now, as a matter of fact, Luther never actually said this. Regardless, the point of the quote is that Christians need to fight evil precisely at the point where evil is attacking, and not somewhere else. In his own way, Hayes recognizes this. And Ingraham and O'Reilly, who really ought to know better, do not.

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